I know I'm asking a very subjective question but I wasn't able to tell the difference between Astras and Derbys. I ran out of samples, and it's time to buy my first 100 pack.
I shave every other day and my facial hair is in-between (not so thick not so thin either). Since I shave every other day, my facial hair isn't long and difficult to cut. I currently use a de89 and a slim adjustable.
Here's what happened when I went through the sample:
I first tried the Derbys and they were pretty smooth. I was able to get pretty good shaves without any nicks or irritation.
When I tried the Astras, I didn't get nicks either. They honestly felt very similar to the Derbys.
I tried Feathers and got the smoothest shave so far but I got some irritation on my neck.
My question is what are your results between the Derby and Astras?
Also, what does the "right blade for you face" achieve? Do you get smoother shaves, have to do less passes, less irritation?
Should I just get a not so sharp blade like Derby or Astra since I shave every other day?